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  • Rahul Da Cunha: I'm an Indian man in UK

    Rahul Da Cunha: I'm an Indian man in UK

    So, dear reader, I need to update you on a few things

  • Rahul da Cunha: Who enters and who Brexits

    Rahul da Cunha: Who enters and who Brexits

    So, there's much upheaval and udhas-ness about certain undeserving personnel occupying crucial administrative posts. Yaar, I don't understand the angst. It is merely a reshuffling of the Cabinet. I mean, come on. Lateral think a bit, dear readers. Be open to change

  • Rahul Da Cunha: What's your hashtag?

    Rahul Da Cunha: What's your hashtag?

    See, I'm not a huge social media addict. Regarding tech related stuff, I'm no nerd, yet I'm no novice. I see the merits of Google maps over rolling down car windows to ask for directions to a destination

  • Rahul da Cunha: Hero and heroin

    Rahul da Cunha: Hero and heroin

    So, I've been made the new head of CBFC — the Central Board of Film Certification. No, no I'm not taking Pahlaj Nihalani's place. Mine is a new division that addresses issues relating to titles of movies with the name of an Indian state or Union Territory in them

  • Rahul da Cunha: I'm Bhat, Tanmay Bhat

    Rahul da Cunha: I'm Bhat, Tanmay Bhat

    So here's my thing about 007. I feel that if Daniel Craig would rather slash his wrists than reprise his role as James Bond, we need to look for another dude like him

  • Rahul Da Cunha: From Macbeth to Magneto

    Rahul Da Cunha: From Macbeth to Magneto

    I was fortunate to be at the National Centre for the Performing Arts, the evening Mumbai met Magneto. When Aamir Khan interviewed a real actor — Sir Ian McKellen

  • Rahul Da Cunha: High-level bromance

    Rahul Da Cunha: High-level bromance

    I LOVE partnerships between two men or two women. Not business alliances

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Mere paas MA hai

    Rahul Da Cunha: Mere paas MA hai

    What's the most important thing affecting Mother ‘Bharat’ at the moment?

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Sense and sense of humour

    Rahul Da Cunha: Sense and sense of humour

    So, I’ve always been fascinated with big leadership. Not small leadership, like running a building society or a 5,000-1 odds winning football team

  • Rahul Da Cunha: The year the music died

    Rahul Da Cunha: The year the music died

    So, since December last year, I've gone fully retro. I've opted for round black discs. I've chosen revolutions per minute (RPM), I've re-discovered rock and roll on records. I'm a member of two rock Whatsapp groups (one of them, Rhythm House devotees)

  • Rahul Da Cunha: The good, the brand, and the incredible!

    Rahul Da Cunha: The good, the brand, and the incredible!

    So, we Indians have been brainwashed into believing the British stole much from us (I mean they did give us the English language, locomotive networks, and law courts), but by and large they looted, and left us independent of a lot of our treasures — diamonds, statues, artefacts, swords and Freddie Mercury

  • Rahul da Cunha: How many grams in a gaon?

    Rahul da Cunha: How many grams in a gaon?

    And, so Gurgaon has been renamed Gurugram. Residents of India's third most profitable city are at a loss to understand this inane reform. "Trust public sector sloth to always mess up private sector success," my buddies from the 'Millenium City' rant

  • Rahul da Cunha: Of princes, Panama and Pratyusha

    Rahul da Cunha: Of princes, Panama and Pratyusha

    So I have recited my morning 'Bharat mata ki jai' to prove my patriotism and avoid any danger of being beheaded. Prince William and his Kate are coming to town. They're going to play a cricket match with NGO kids. This is 2016 Lagaan, sans Aamir Khan

  • Rahul da Cunha: I want to be Virat Kohli

    Rahul da Cunha: I want to be Virat Kohli

    I've decided, I want to be Virat Kohli when I grow up. Or, at any rate, I want to be his clone. I want to reach his level of fitness, be that rich

  • Rahul da Cunha: Anthems in acapella

    Rahul da Cunha: Anthems in acapella

    So, Dada and Didi invited The Big B, the Little Master and evergreen Imran Khan to inaugurate the Indo-Pak summit T20 clash last Sunday in Kolkota.

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Your ladla is truly louuud!

    Rahul Da Cunha: Your ladla is truly louuud!

    Okay, so I’m going to just come right out and say it — Indian kids annoy me. Let me rephrase that before I get lynched — Indian kids whose parents let them run amok in restaurants, airport lounges, airplanes and movie houses, annoy me. 

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Mahi vs Modi

    Rahul Da Cunha: Mahi vs Modi

    So it was a bright sunny morning when PM Modi Whatsapped MS Dhoni

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Yo bro whattup?

    Rahul Da Cunha: Yo bro whattup?

    In ‘Incredible India’, I’m getting increasingly confused with the English language. Stuck between this new weird Hindustani style word-play and the cryptic coolness of hipster-speak, I’m perplexed.

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Jesus was a Tam-Brahm

    Rahul Da Cunha: Jesus was a Tam-Brahm

    And so, the other evening, Jesus Christ, our Lord, called me

  • Rahul Da Cunha: Kanhaiya, I can hear ya

    Rahul Da Cunha: Kanhaiya, I can hear ya

    TWENTY fours years ago, my friend Sabbas Joseph (now the Wizcraft chief) and I stood nervously outside the St Xavier’s College principal’s office — Sabbas was the editor of the college magazine, The Xavierite — he’d written a controversial piece on the faulty nature of conducting exams. I’d written something on the questionable nature of the church.